Surviving Degu advice needed
One of my two Degus got put down yesterday due to a genetic teeth issue. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on what to do for the surviving degu? Especially in these first couple of weeks?
I know that normally the best option would be to find him another companion, but the vet told me because he has also has a tooth issue (different issue, which is in a very early stage) there is a possibility he won't reach 5, he is currently 3. I would prefer not to end up in the same position again however the cage I have is only big enough for two. (I am also limited on space to set two cages up).
I am also worried about introducing a new degu as he was quite aggressive with his brother and on occasions I had to separate them.
However I am considering re-homing him, as much as it would break my heart, do you think this would be the better option?
If I do keep him on his own I was also wondering if play dates with a friends guinea pig (which is also on its own) would help?
Sorry for all the question but this is the first time I am in this situation, and I want to do the right thing for my degu.
Last edited by Libbycarter123; 08-02-2013 at 06:23 AM.